• Abberior Instruments and Super Resolution Microscopy at Lastek
    Abberior Instruments and Super Resolution Microscopy at Lastek

    Abberior Instruments has partnered with Lastek in Australia and New Zealand to offer the most complete experience for super resolution microscopy. Read more here.

  • Raptor Photonics OWL 640 SWIR camera
    Raptor Photonics OWL 640 SWIR camera

    Raptor Photonics OWL 640 is the best performing SWIR camera in the world. Demonstration system now available. Please enquire for details. Read more.

  • Toptica: DL pro with Digital Laser Controller DLC pro
    Toptica: DL pro with Digital Laser Controller DLC pro

    The new digital laser controller for TOPTICA’s tunable diode laser DL pro sets new benchmarks with regards to low noise and low drift levels.

    Demonstration system now available. Please enquire for details. Read more...

  • High Finesse Laser Spectrum Analyzer Spectrometer for Broadband Sources
    High Finesse Laser Spectrum Analyzer Spectrometer for Broadband Sources

    Analyses multi-line or broadband spectra of cw and pulsed lasers, gas discharge lamps, and more.  Lastek currently have a demonstration system available for evaluation. Read more...

  • Alio Industries: True Nano™ Precision Motion Systems
    Alio Industries: True Nano™ Precision Motion Systems

    ALIO Designs and Manufacturers Proprietary Robotic Devices and Tools that Enable Precise Nano-Scale Movements for Manufacturing and Research & Development

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Abberior Instruments EPYCON: Convert any epifluorescence microscope to confocal!

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Abberior Instruments EPYCON readily converts any light microscope to a confocal with four fluorescence excitation lines:

  • 405nm (UV), 488nm, 561nm, 640nm
  • Installation within minutes 
  • Upgradable to Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
  • Upgradable to STEDYCON: cutting-edge STED at 30 nm resolution
  • Highly affordable

Becker and Hickl: New PMC-150 detector has 120 ps IRF width

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The Becker and Hickl PMC-150 is a cooled PMT module for TCSPC applications. It contains a fast miniature PMT along with a Peltier cooler, a high voltage generator, a GHz pulse amplifier and a current sensing circuit. Due to the high gain and bandwidth of the device a single photon yields an output pulse with an amplitude in the range of 100 to 200 mV and a pulse width of 1.5 ns.  Due to the high gain and the efficient shielding noise pickup is minimised. Therefore the PMC-150 yields high time resolution and high counting efficiency.

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YSL Photonics’ FemtoYL-100: high power femotosecond fiber laser

YSL Photonics FemtoYL-100

YSL Photonics’ announce the release of the FemtoYL™-100, their latest high power femotosecond fiber laser. Capable of delivering a 500fs pulse width with100uJ pulse energy, it is an ideal laser for micromachining and related applications.

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Toptica TopWave: Industrial cw UV lasers

Toptica TopWave

TOPTICA's new TopWave provides 150 mW output power at a wavelength of 266 nm. These specifications make this cw deep-UV laser an ideal tool for sophisticated measurement and production tasks in e.g. semicon inspection, lithography or Raman spectroscopy. It is a cost-effective and reliable turnkey system that enables the user to concentrate on their application rather than worrying about the light source. The TopWave can be operated via a touch panel control unit or via USB/Ethernet using a PC GUI.

The complete UV beam path, including the resonant doubling cavity, is enclosed in a specially sealed compartment. In combination with a fully automated shifter of the doubling crystal it enables a typical lifetime of > 10,000 hours, which is key for the use in any industrial application. Consistent beam quality (M² < 1.3) is provided by an optimized beam shaping setup which is also integrated inside the sealed UV section. To avoid contamination of the exit window in non-cleanroom environments the user can connect his purge line to the provided interface.

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Raptor’s Ninox cooled Vis-SWIR camera helps advance medical imaging techniques

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An exciting new paper published by one of Raptor Photonics' customers highlights how the Ninox 640 camera has helped advance in-vivo and in-vitro medical imaging. Zbigniew Starosolski and his colleagues in Children’s Hospital, Texas have been using their cooled InGaAs Ninox camera for several months, imaging in the “NIR-II” window (1000–1700 nm) enabling deeper imaging into underlying tissues. Read the paper online here.

The availability of InGaAs cameras has propelled the development of NIR-II fluorescent dyes and imaging agents for preclinical testing based on a variety of platforms including single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), quantum dot nanoparticles, rare earth doped nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles, and small molecule water soluble dyes. NIR-II imaging using these agents have demonstrated improved depth of penetration, thereby enabling sub-surface vascular imaging at high spatial resolution.

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The Laser Quantum torus and its use in Brillouin scattering applications

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Read these two papers to find out more about how the Laser Quantum torus laser can be used in Brillouin scattering applications:

The first paper by G. Scarcelli et. al. demonstrates a label-free microscopy technique of contactless access to biomechanical properties . This technique is based on Brillouin light scattering and the method uses the Laser Quantum torus, a single-longitudinal mode laser. This new method not only makes physical contact obsolete to access these properties, but also increases the resolution onto the order of the wavelength used.

To read the full paper please click here.

The second article by J. Zhang et. al, uses Brillouin spectroscopy to determine the mechanical properties of material. This paper looks at parallel detection, where the Brillouin shift of hundreds of points can be measured simultaneously. Parallel detection is a major step forward in bringing this technique towards real world acquisition speeds. Brillouin scattering complements Raman spectroscopy as a label-free spectroscopy technique, also being able to work in e.g. an aqueous environment experiment in which the torus laser is used. To read the full paper, please click here.

LaVision DaVis 10 - Releasing a new generation of imaging software

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LaVision's DaVis 10 defines a new landmark of cutting-edge innovations in Intelligent Laser Imaging software. Combining high-performance cameras with outstanding image processing algorithms opens new dimensions for your imaging applications. DaVis 10 has been redesigned from the ground-up to deliver a software for modern demands for usability, data handling and visualization.

Leading-edge 4D imaging

DaVis 10 includes LaVision’s most innovative algorithms for 4D measurements of flow fields, sprays, mixing and combustion processes and 3D surfaces. Latest innovations like the robot-assisted MiniShaker for high-density particle tracking with Shake-the-BoxPressure from PIV and Tomographic LIF provide a comprehensive platform for Intelligent Imaging.

Ocean Optics: Advantages of Optical Oxygen Sensors

In this video, learn how optical oxygen sensing technology from Ocean Optics is faster, more versatile and easier to use than traditional oxygen sensing instrumentation.

PRONTO-Si from Gentec-EO: Compact Laser Power Meter for Low Power Measurements

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The Gentec-EO Pronto-Si presents a Large 1 cm2 Silicon Sensor, the largest in its category, perfect for measuring very low powers. When combined with the Integrated Slide-In OD1 Attenuator, the total power range of the Pronto-Si extends from 0.3 nW to 800 mW. The measurements are done in Continuous Mode, so you can install the Pronto in the laser beam path and leave it there indefinitely. The internal memory also allows you toAcquire Data and Transfer it to a PC for further analysis. The sensor part has a Very Slim Profile of only 6 mm, allowing it to be used in very tight spaces.

Special offer for Australia and New Zealand Customers for November 2017: Purchase a Pronto-SI during this month and get free shipping to your door!

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piezosystems jena: Long Travel Range Actuator PX 1500

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Piezoelectric actuators and stages are known for their precision in the nanometer and sub-nanometer regime. However, such accuracy comes with some compromise: Strokes are usually in the µm range. For most applications, this is not a problem. Often, µm-strokes are even explicitly required. Here, customers want to harness the high stiffness and resonant frequencies. The higher the stroke translation of the ceramic stacks via a solid state hinge system, the lower the stiffness, the resonant frequency and the resolution. The maximum load capacity decreases as well. For quasi-static applications on the other hand, customers sometimes require a higher stroke than what is usual for piezo systems. Here, the piezosystems jena PX 1500 comes into play.

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